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Aotearoa People's Network

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  • Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa turns 5

    23 Nov 2012 Friday 23rd November marks the fifth anniversary of the Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa.   The APNK provides free access to broadband internet services in public libraries so that everyone can benefit from accessing, experiencing and creating digital content.... More ›
  • Kōtui delivers results for public library customers

    27 Oct 2011 Customers using the new Kōtui service in public libraries are loving the improved service, says Glenn Webster, head librarian for Marlborough District Libraries, the first library service in the country to implement the new collection search-and-management system. “They find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily, and have access to much more information than before,” Glenn says. Kōtui is a shared servic... More ›
  • High speed internet in libraries welcomed

    10 Aug 2011 The Minister Responsible for the National Library Nathan Guy has welcomed the inclusion of up to 82 libraries in the final tender process for the Government’s rural broadband initiative. “This will be a major boost for public access to the internet.... More ›
  • Free library internet service proves its worth

    07 Feb 2011 The Department of Internal Affairs Media Release A National Library-led initiative to provide free internet in libraries and marae across New Zealand has found overwhelming support for the scheme from users and staff, according to an independent review. The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) provides free access to broadband internet services to more than 130 libraries and three marae, with more committed to j... More ›
  • Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) wins international internet award

    20 Oct 2010 The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) has won the Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Award 2010 in the ‘Best Access Initiative’ category which awards “initiatives that aim to combat the digital divide, facilitating access for groups such as the elderly, disabled or socially disadvantaged”. The APNK is managed by the National Library of New Zealand and provides free access to broadband internet se... More ›
  • Accolades aplenty for Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa

    16 Oct 2009 Media releaseFor general releaseOctober 15, 2009 Accolades aplenty for Aotearoa People's Network Kaharoa The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa (APNK) recently picked up two national awardsfor its part in offering free broadband access at public libraries, and providing tools to help blind and vision-impaired New Zealanders access information on the web. At an awards ceremony held in Christchurch on Monday, APNK along... More ›
  • Big boost for Aotearoa People’s Network welcomed

    29 Aug 2008 The Aotearoa People’s Network provides people with free access to broadband internet through local libraries and has received a $2 million boost to extend its service into even more communities, National Library Minister Judith Tizard said today. The extra funding – released yesterday as part of the Digital Strategy 2.0 – will extend the service into a total of 130 libraries and up to 10 marae, as well as creating 30... More ›
  • Aotearoa People’s Network gains momentum

    02 Apr 2008 The Aotearoa New Zealand People’s Network, which provides free access to broadband Internet services in public libraries, is picking up speed with 22 libraries online and another 70 expected to be on board by the end of the year. “Our aim is to have every public library in New Zealand connected to the Internet so that New Zealanders from all communities, both large and small, can benefit from creating, accessing and ... More ›

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